According to new research published in the journal Physiology & Behavior, scientists say flavanol in cocoa ingredients is very good for improving and enhancing visual and brain ability.
Scientists tracked 30 healthy people aged 18-25 to clarify the effect of flavanol on health. Participants, or eat 35g chocolates (containing 720mg flavanol), or eat 35g white chocolates (with insignificant flavanol content). Later, these 30 people will participate in vision tests (eye sensitivity to contrast and movements), cognitive ability tests (remembering space and reflexes). ).
The positive effect after eating black chocolates is easy to see after 2 1/2 hours.Flavanol improves the sensitivity to contrast and shortens the time needed to detect movements. Moreover, Flavanol also increases the ability to recognize space and reduce the time to reflect changes in space.
As explained by scientists, due to flavanol in cocoa stimulates the body to enhance the use of Nitric Oxide - an important component that helps blood flow well so it will promote blood circulation to the brain.